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WGNA Stars Kix Brooks and Eddie Killgallon Born-Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of May 12

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2001- Tim McGraw receives an honorary doctorate from The University of Louisiana-Monroe.

1984- In one of the most unsuspecting pairings in Country Music, Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias are at No. 1 with ‘To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before.’

1951- Hank Williams is at No. 1 with ‘Cold, Cold Heart.’  Tony Bennett later covers the song and helps propel Williams to the forefront, as one of America’s great songwriters.


Eddie Killgallon, 1965.  Born in East Greenbush, New York, Eddie makes the WGNA listening audience proud by joining the 1998 ACM Group of the Year, Ricochet.  The band scores the big hits ‘Daddy’s Money’ and ‘What Do I Know.’  Later he writes George Strait’s ‘One Night At A Time’ and joins Montgomery Gentry on the road as their keyboard player.

Kix Brooks, 1955.  Kix, is the Brooks, in the duo Brooks and Dunn and host of WGNA’s American Country Countdown.  Before breaking through as one of the most successful duos of all-time, he writes songs like ‘I’m Only In It For The Love’ for John Conlee and ‘Modern Day Romance’ for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

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